So far 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, and 5,500 hogs are dead in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence wind and floods. The numbers are expected to increase this week. The livestock death toll doubles that of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
President Donald Trump pledged to help the people affected by Hurricane Florence during a briefing with local and federal officials. The president arrived in North Carolina to survey damage wrought by the powerful storm.
On Tuesday, UNC football coaches Larry Fedora and Robert Gillespie, and a few players dropped by the Tar Heels’ Hurricane Florence relief drive to load donations onto their 18-wheel equipment truck for delivery to stricken communities.
In his noon press conference on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, NC Gov. Roy Cooper talked about the damage done by Hurricane Florence, from the coast to the mountains. Photos capture the devastation across the state.
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